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Aerospace Engineering (AERO)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

AERO 4442 [0.5 credit]

Transatmospheric and Spacecraft Propulsion

Planetary/interplanetary environments and effects. Launch and spacecraft propulsion: liquid/solid/hybrid rockets, ram/scramjets, combined cycle engines, electrothermal, electromagnetic, electrostatic, nuclear, and propellantless propulsion. Trajectory analysis, multi-staging, separation dynamics. Advanced engine concepts.
Prerequisite: AERO 4446 or MECH 4406.
Lectures three hours a week.

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